[[SturgeonsLaw Proof that the remaining 10% is worth ruling over Pride Rock for here.]]

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''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/~haradion Haradion]]''
* ''Comments'':This Author has created an Entire Series, all set in the same world. the First Story, Judgement, shapes the world, by showing its history from teh point of view of Scar. Then, the following series builds upon this world, by creating a Saga, set in the world, telling not just a story, but of an Epic War between the Pridelands, and the Shai'tan Imperium. A boundless Empire from the East, who's devastating blitzkrieg has crippled the Pridelands, resulting in the deaths of many main characters, and following the survivors and descendants, in a Post Apocalyptic tale of the Pridelands under Imperial Occupation.

* ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/8335964/1/Judgement The Lion King - Judgement]]''
** ''Synopsis'': A Fic that takes place in the immediate aftermath of Scar's death. Scar is dead. And this doesn't sit very well with Scar. However, death is the least of his problems, as he finds himself in the uncomfortable position of having to explain his actions to two less than sympathetic spirits of Judgement. With his soul on the line, Scar needs to employ every trick, every con and every lie he's ever learnt in an attempt to avoid a fate worse than death. At the same time as being confronted with every past mistake, and every terrible choice.
** ''Comments'': Right. So the premise here, is that Scar is dead. He's not entirely sure what to do about that, but can't dwell on it, because he's trying to save his immortal soul from damnation.
** The format of the story, loosely resembles a trial. Scar is faced with two Spirits, who is sympathetic, kind, understanding and helpful, the other cruel, sadistic and murderously callous over Scar's actions. They act as a sort of "Prosecution" and "Defence" lawyers, in a trial for Scar's soul. The story fliters between present day interactions with these two spirits, and flashbacks that show Scar's cubhood, adolescence and young adult life. These flashbacks are witnessed by Scar, who attempts to clumsily tell "his side" of the story, all in a desperate gambit to delay the ultimate destruction and damnation of his soul for his many heinous crimes.
** Expect to see plenty of Scar, Mufasa, Sarabi, Sarafina and Zira, as well as new characters, taking place before, during and after the Lion King.
** Many fics have attempted to rewrite Scar's Past, or show his backstory. This is a fresh take on the "Expanding Scar's backstory" idea, since very few have attempted to do so Post-Mortem.

** Note: Word of God, says a "Remastered" Version is in the works, which will remove several of the grammar, spelling and the obnoxious shoutouts (which, by his own admission are overbearing in a few instances), as his writing has matured over the years, to bring its quality in line with his sequel series (See below).

* ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/8971685/1/The-Lion-King-Legacies-Book-One-The-Flood The Lion King Legacies]]''
** ''Synopsis'': This series is the long awaited Sequel to the popular fic, Judgement. The divisions and instability caused by Scar's actions in the first fic, Judgement, and explored in The Lion King II, lead to the Pridelands being attacked by a vastly superior foreign power. The Shai'tan Imperium has invaded and occupied the Pridelands, killing most of the Pride. Its up to a few survivors of the slaughter, to defeat the Shai'tan, and reclaim the Pridelands. But this is difficult. The enemy is larger, more experienced, more powerful and are assisted by a former friend and contemporary of Rafiki. Marsade, the Shaman has brought dark and powerful magics to bear against the Pridelands.
** What happens when you mix The Lion King, The Lord of the Rings and Game of Thrones? Answer? A really awesome fic. The "Quest" Format, means this fantastic series has a dozen well rounded, and entertaining characters. Fantastic villians. It takes what Judgement did in expanding and developing the world of The Lion King and ramps it up to eleven. Well worth the read.
** ''Comments'': This series if chock full of plot twists, suspense and action, as well as genuinely gripping characters. It loses the framing device of Judgement for a more traditional method of story telling showing the POV of a bunch of characters of different ages.
** As of 2016, the 4th Book has been completed, and whilst the author is on a brief pause, there is no indication that the series won't be completed. Definitely a series to read.
** The quality of the writing is good in the earlier books, but excels itself in the later two books as the author matured and developed as a writer.
** Just make sure to read Judgement first.

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''[[http://koai.deviantart.com/gallery/36221219 Tales from the Spirit Lands]]'' by [[http://koai.deviantart.com/ Koai]]
* Recommended by beeruckzII
* Comments: There are four separate stories in the same verse: [[http://koai.deviantart.com/gallery/38862383 Escape to Pride Rock]], [[http://koai.deviantart.com/gallery/38865713 Run or Learn]], [[http://koai.deviantart.com/gallery/38866099 Mark of a Prisoner]] and [[http://koai.deviantart.com/gallery/40073570?offset=192 My Pride Sister.]] Chronologically, "My Pride Sister" happens first and "Escape to Pride Rock" comes second. "Run or Learn" and "Mark of a Prisoner" come third and both happen at the same time. And I HIGHLY reccommend them all.

''The Future of our Past'' series by [[http://albinoraven666fanart.deviantart.com/ albinoraven666]]
* Recommended by beeruckzII
* Comments: Chronologically, [[http://albinoraven666fanart.deviantart.com/gallery/37976051 The Future of our Past]] happens first, then [[http://albinoraven666fanart.deviantart.com/gallery/37640767?offset=144 Uru's Reign Part 1,]] then [[http://albinoraven666fanart.deviantart.com/gallery/42927297?offset=48 The East Land Chronicles]] and finally [[http://albinoraven666fanart.deviantart.com/gallery/47502147 Uru's Reign Part 2]] which is currently ongoing. All of these comics are remarkably well done with well fleshed out OC's. I highly recommend them! But read them in order, otherwise you won't get the story.

''[[http://hydracarina.deviantart.com/gallery/41024939 The First King]]'' series by [[http://hydracarina.deviantart.com/ Nadra]]
* Recommended by Crimson Shogun
* Comments: Great-great-grandfater Simba reveals the origin of their family, how ages ago a pride on the brink of death found sanctuary upon Pride Rock, away from the brutalities of other lions. To protect his family, Nkosi sought to find another way to survive... he sought to became the King of the Pride Lands.

''[[http://nostalgicchills.deviantart.com/gallery/52758673/Bleh-s-Misadventures Bleh's Misadventures]]'' by [[http://nostalgicchills.deviantart.com/ NostalgicChills]]
* Recommended by N8han11
* Comments: This is a Webcomic mocking all the OriginalCharacter clichés and playing them quite hilariously to boot, with so many twists and turns to ensure you won't stop laughing.

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''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5668840/1/Before_and_Beyond_the_Beginning Before and Beyond the Beginning]]'' by Breech Loader
* Recommended by {{@/Tambov333}}
* ''Synopsis'': "During the hyena's youth, Shenzi must learn to control a pack. Banzai must learn to control his emotions. Ed must learn to live with insanity. A competitor for Shenzi must learn to be a scumbag. The trio has yet to meet Scar. And ALL have to face puberty." A DarkerAndEdgier FixFic with a PerspectiveFlip and notable character study - ForegoneConclusion becomes an incoming TearJerker.
* ''Pairing(s)'': Shenzi/Banzai, OC->Shenzi, Scar->Shenzi
* ''Tags'': FixFic, GreyAndGreyMorality, ForegoneConclusion, arguable DILP and RTDE.
* ''Also:'' InterspeciesRomance - Played differently - the increasingly crazed Scar repeatedly flirts with Shenzi, which makes her feel very uncomfortable. It plays on the idea that much as lions find hyenas ugly, hyenas find lions ugly right back. (Which the hyenas do, as stated in the movie when Banzai and Shenzi have a little fun pointing out why lions suck.)
[[reviews:Before and Beyond the Beginning]]

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/2062350/1/The_Lion_King_3_Royal_Journey Royal Journey]]'' and ''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/2788412/1/The_Lion_King_4_A_Single_Step A Single Step]]'' by Kiara32
* Recommended by Tropers/IronicMouse
* ''Synopsis'':
** ''Royal Journey'' is a direct sequel to ''The Lion King 2'' and follows Kovu and Kiara as they prepare to one day take the place of Simba and Nala as rulers of the Pride Lands. During the story, battles are fought, characters die, and those who live go though a great deal of character development. The beginning chapters suffer from some typical fan fic mistakes, but overall it's a well-written story that takes the time to expand on the setting's culture.
** ''A Single Step'' is the SpinoffBabies to ''Royal Journey'', focusing on Kiara and Kovu's son, Kivu, and the half-dozen other cubs that have been born since the last story. Over the course of the story, the cubs grow into young adults, new lions join the pride, conflicts internal and external are dealt with, and young love blossoms amongst many of the characters. Of particular note is the enormous cast of characters that inhabit this story, and that despite the quantity of characters, there is no shortage on quality character development.
* ''Pairings'': Simba/Nala, Kovu/Kiara, lots of OC/OC, lots of implied OC/OC
* ''Tags'': ExpandedUniverse, SpinoffBabies, CastHerd
[[reviews:Royal Journey and A Single Step]]

''[[http://archiveofourown.org/works/293365 Mother's Eyes]]'' by Fromthedeepsea
* Recommended by Pichu
* ''Synopsis'': When Kiara's newborn cub proves difficult, she thinks she has failed as a mother. Nala disagrees.
* ''Comments'': It's sickly sweet and short. It's quite cute and well-written.
[[reviews:Mother's Eyes]]

''[[http://akril15.com/Literature/tptnw/TPTNW.html The Pride That Never Was]]'' by Akirl15
* Recommended by Namacub95
* ''Synopsis'': Simba's Pride rewritten to fit the original ideas for the Lion King Sequel. Following the journey of the royal twins Chaka and Shani.
* ''Comments'': A brilliantly detailed and well written Simba's Pride AU with Chaka and Shani instead of Kiara. The plot is very very well thought through and interesting whilst relying on scrapped production notes to build the characters. It's definitely worth a read. It even includes a '[[http://akril15.com/Literature/tptnw/TPTNWhistory.html Making Of]]' page which is also great to read.

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/7375050/1/When-Did-I-Become-A-Parent When Did I Become A Parent]]'' by [[http://www.fanfiction.net/u/1910744/Bookworm-Gal Bookworm Gal]]
* Recommended by Treeclimber42
* ''Synopsis'': "When did he go from wanting him around for protection to realizing that the cub was their responsibility to raise? Somewhere between rescuing him and watching him stand on Pride Rock, Simba became more than just their friend. He was part of their family." Just because Timon and Pumbaa serve as PluckyComicRelief doesn't mean they aren't more than that.
* ''Comments'': It is easy to forget that Timon and Pumbaa really did raise Simba. The movie did tend to skim over that part, even though the 1 1/2 one focused a little more on it. But you could really see the events of this story happening in canon. Everybody is kept in character which makes the story seem very believable and there is a real attempt to connect all three movies into a comprehensive whole (including 1 1/2). Now with [[FanFic/WhenDidIBecomeAParent trope page]].

''[[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Fanfic/TheLionKingAdventures The Lion King Adventures]]''
* Recommended by: Looneyman1933
* ''Synopsis'': A collection of stories about Simba and Nala as cubs. The two do much more than fall in love, as they battle evil wizards, horrifying monsters, and just plain lions who want to kill them.
* ''Comments'': [=ThatPersonYouMightKnow=] is an amazing author. He has a way of making a story flow together perfectly. Don't take my word for it, though. Go check it out yourself.

''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/7884028/1/ Trampled]]''
* Recommended by: N8han11
* ''Synopsis'': Well, I suppose the stampede was technically meant for his brother... There's just, I don't know, one small problem with that: the cub died instead.
* ''Comments'': This story is amazing. It does a great job of introducing plot twist after plot twist, and manages to succeed in keeping everyone in character. Saying anymore about it would spoil some major plot twists, so just go read it.

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''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11003929/1/Proposal Proposal]]''
* Recommended by: fruitstripegum
* ''Synopsis'': Timon proposes as a distraction tactic, but Shenzi has always thought a bit too much. Can one hyena change her ways, and can love reach her, or are Timon and Pumba dead meat? Well, let's find out. Complete crackshipping.


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''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/9842706/1/Honest-Trailers-The-Lion-King Honest Trailers: The Lion King]]''
* Recommended by: Aramisa
* ''Sypnosis'': It's ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin.
* ''Comments'': The author managed to create a believable and hilarious WebVideo/HonestTrailers for the movie.
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